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Brian From Boston's early report
(more reviews coming)
The show details.
A Boston Globe pre-show story.
A mediocre Boston Globe review.
First of all it was great to see all of the Rusties at the RustFest before the show. Hats off to Jim Kelly for arranging this. A great place with lots of room. What a group! Nice move getting the recent CSNY Toronto show pumped through the sound system.
At the concert, it seemed like the crowd was really into it. Enthusiastic applause to lots of songs. I think Suite Judy Blues Eyes drew the loudest response from where I was sitting. Stills did a great job.
The usual set list, with a terrific Southern Man, thrown in. Eight Miles High was saved for the encore. so a little changing of the order of the songs, I think. No surprises really.
Unless I missed it, not one "How ya doin'?"
There was the obligatory reference to the old Boston Garden. Cros said something like "You remember the old wooden place? Well let's rock the rafters off this new one." Or something like that.
A great Rockin' In The Free World. Is it me, or are the long endings to these songs a bit much? Wife says: "Gee, if they just ended the song, they'd have enough time to play 2 more songs " The endings do seem a bit exaggerated.
Lots of audience singing, could hardly hear Nash during Our House. And the usual idiots yakking up a storm, especially during the new songs. But it did not take away from a great night. They still rocked!
And that stage backdrop -- to me it looks like a collage of the missing posters for loved ones posted at the World Trade Center.
Favorite moment: A guy behind me taps me on the shoulder and asks "Who is the guy in the hat?" I say, "That's Neil Young." He says, "Wow he rocks, CSN is much better with him." I say "You should see him with The Horse, I'll explain at the break..."
Brian From Boston
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